Welcome to wns

New Family Information

We Are Thrilled That You're Joining Us!

Welcome to WNS! We are so excited to have you join us. We recognize that families have many choices for educating their children, and we take the commitment of trust and statement of confidence you have made by choosing to join our school community very seriously. We recognize that schools admit not only students but families as well, and we believe yours will be a wonderful addition to the WNS community.

We understand that joining a new school community can be a big transition, and we will help to make that transition as seamless as possible. This webpage contains information and resources to help guide you as you begin your WNS journey. You will receive your login information in July, but until then, this is your information hub.

Information & Links

Please read through the following resources to help answer questions you may have.

As always, if you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at admission@wns-la.org or call us at 310-574-8650.

2023- 24 At A Glance Calendar

ECC (Preschool & DK) Required Licensing Forms

Please note, forms for the ECC (Early Childhood Center) are due by June 1, 2023 and should be submitted via the submission button below. 

Kindergarten -8th Grade Required Medical Forms

Please note, forms for K-8 are due by July 1, 2023 and should be submitted via the submission button below, or via email to Enjolie Gray at healthservices@wns-la.org. They can also be scanned and mailed to WNS, addressed to Enjolie Gray. 

Tuition Refund Plan (Insurance)

Blackbaud Tuition Management FAQs

Set Up Blackbaud Tuition Management Account

Additional Costs Outside Of Tuition

Including Bus Service, After School Care, Hot Lunch

CUP Traffic Protocols & School Hours

Westside Summer Camp: July 10 – July 21, 2023.
Registration open from April 20th at 6pm.

Summer Reading Lists

Kindergarten Reading List

Rising 1st Grade

Rising 2nd Grade

Rising 3rd Grade

Rising 4th Grade

Rising 5th Grade

Rising Middle School Summer Reading

WNS also has a small spirit gear service! Due to item sourcing, there are two different sites to purchase items:

These stores are fully online and managed through the website vendors. We are starting off small with some fun looks for the whole family. Any items purchased here can be worn for PE, as well as every day! We hope you enjoy the options, and we will notify the community if/when new items are added.

New Student FAQs

Early Childhood Center drop off and pickup times are staggered and occur between 8:30 am – 9:00 am and 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm, respectively.

For kindergarten through eighth grade, our school day begins at 8:10 am, with drop-off starting at 7:30 am. Dismissal times occur between 2:45 pm and 3:35 pm, depending on the grade level.

WNS offers early and late care through our ACE (After Class Enrichment) Program for all students Preschool-8. Early drop-off (free of charge) for ECC students begins at 8:00 am and for K-8th grade students at 7:30am. Late pick-up (for a fee) for all students extends until 5:30 pm.

WNS is pleased to offer families the option to order delicious and healthy lunches during the school year for all grades Preschool-8 through the Organic Kids LA program. Ordering and payment is convenient through their simple, secure online system and must be done so in advance. Their program uses natural, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible, and all poultry and dairy products are antibiotic- and hormone-free. To maintain their commitment to being kind to the environment, their program uses 100% recyclable and compostable packaging.

In the Early Childhood Center, snacks are provided for all students. In grades K-8, students bring their own snacks from home.

For students 4 years and older, WNS offers morning bus service. For 2022-23 the bus routes serviced the following areas every day (please note, these routes are subject to change for 2023-24): 

Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach Route: Serving Palos Verdes, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Gardena, Lawndale, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and El Segundo.

View Park/West LA Route: Serving View Park, Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, the Crenshaw communities, Ladera Heights, Rancho Park, Cheviot Hills, Palms, Beverlywood, Century City, and Beverly Hills.

Forming a carpool or riding the WNS morning bus is one of the best things you can do to help our school as well as reduce your carbon footprint!  WNS will cover the full cost of this service aside from a one-time, non-refundable $50 registration fee per rider. Please help us reduce the traffic coming to and from WNS.

WNS provides laptops for students starting in 3rd grade. In grades 3-5, students use Chromebooks which they leave at school. In grades 6-8, students use Macbooks which they take home. WNS keeps a supply of iPads for students in grades K-2.

Upcoming Events

Welcome Reception

In-Person Welcome Evening for Parents/Caregivers of New Students 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

WNS Open House

Open House provides an opportunity for current parents/caregivers and students to visit their own classrooms, tour the classrooms throughout the school, and celebrate the near completion of another tremendous year of learning and growing. New families are welcome to visit as well!

ECC (Preschool & DK): Tuesday, May 23, 2023: 2:30 – 4pm

Kindergarten – 8: Thursday, May 25, 2023:
6:30pm – 8pm

ECC New & Returning Student Picnic

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 9:00am – 10:30am

All Kindergarten Picnic

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am

Rising 6th Grade Parent/Caregiver Meeting (In-Person)

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 6:30pm – 8:30pm